Walkabout Wilderness Eco Adventure
Sunrover invites you to explore the world’s largest Sand Island. The 5 day camping safari will guide you through Fraser Island’s unique ecosystems. Daily trips by 4 wheel drive support the most extensive walking tour on Fraser Island. Visit ‘off the beaten path’ wilderness habitats, or simply relax.
While on the island, you can cast your line into the surf or swim in tranquil fresh water lakes, relax and stroll on moon-lit beaches, explore the vast desert-like sand blows, and snorkel with tropical fish.
Adult: $770 – Child: $500
Eco Lodge: +$250
Cabin accommodation at Dilli Village – $50 per person per night (total $200)
(National park fees, daily permits, ferry fees and meal kitty +$30 per person per day)
Departs Brisbane: Tuesday 6.45am
Returns: Saturday 10.30pm
Valid: 01/04/13 – 31/03/14 (subject to change without notice)
Depart Brisbane, and travel north on the Bruce Highway via the Sunshine Coast and Noosa. Travelling north along the Cooloola Coast, witness the wonder of Red Gorge and the Cooloola Coloured Sands, before seeing the ‘Cherry Venture’ shipwreck at Double Island Point.
At Rainbow Beach, refresh with lunch and a swim, before crossing over by barge to Fraser Island. Travel along Fraser’s majestic Ocean Beach to Govi Creek and Dilli Beach – to set up camp in the forest. Relax and enjoy the afternoon serenity, or take a walk on the deserted beach. BBQ fish for tea, and your first night outdoors on Fraser Island.
Start the day with a healthy breakfast before walking to Lake Boomanjin (the worlds largest perched lake) and then 4WD to Lake Birrabeen. Enjoy the natural surrounds of the lake, or take a swim to prepare for the beauty of Central Station Rainforest. Be guided through this unique ecosystem and learn about the natural wildlife of the rainforest. Move on to Lake McKenzie for lunch, and relax, swim or snorkel. Be amazed by the green lake – Lake Wabby – surrounded by a Sand Blow. Back at camp, you can photograph unique sand wildflowers, or relax in the cool waters of Lake Boomanjin.
Time for further explorations. The first stop is at Eli Creek, the largest and fastest flowing creek on the East Coast. Continue on to the wreck of the ‘Maheno’ … and then through the rainforest, to see the tortoises at Lake Allom. The drive along the beach, features the high coloured cliffs of the Cathedrals.
Explore Dundubara campsite or hike to Wungal Sandblow. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy beach fishing or a swim in the ocean, before dinner around the campfire.
Experience the adventure of Indian Head, and gaze over the beach to the south, the headlands to the north, and see the turtles, sharks and rays below, and even Humpback whales (when in season). Swim and snorkel in the Champagne Pools, before venturing further north to Waddy Point and Ocean Lake.
Regretfully, it is time to pack up and return to civilisation. Before leaving, cast a line into the surf, or hike to the coastal cliffs to watch the sun rise, or take a stroll along the beach. Then the final run down the rugged Fraser coastline, before returning to the barge and the waiting mainland.
Arrival on Saturday at the Brisbane Transit Centre depends on the tide times.
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